Samsung "Hercules" seems to be T-Mobile's version of an Infuse 4G on steroids
posted by John V. / May 17, 2011, 2:52 PM
In the very near future, T-Mobile is definitely refreshing their phone lineup with some new arrivals from Samsung’s camp – specifically being the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Gravity Touch 2. However, both aren’t close to being the super high-end smartphone that we know Sammy is capable of producing. Luckily, we have some intriguing news regarding an upcoming smartphone for T-Mobile that should get some people really excited.
AT&T customers are currently able to enjoy all the wonders that the Samsung Infuse 4G has to offer, but it appears that T-Mobile customers will be seeing light of a similar device – but it’s something going to be far bigger. Although it’s not entering Tmo’s testing labs for at least another month, the device going by the code name Samsung “Hercules” is looking to gain acceptance with the carrier some time around mid-August.
Basically, it’s best described as a Samsung Infuse 4G like handset, but it’s literally on steroids. It’ll be featuring things like a 4.5” WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED Plus display, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 8-megapixel camera with flash, 1080p video recording, front-facing camera, Category 24 HSDPA (42Mbps) & Category 6 HSUPA (5.76Mbps), support for Tmo’s AWS band with 850/1900MHz compatibility to work with AT&T’s “4G” network, 16GB ROM, 1GB RAM, and an unbelievable 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor. Though, just like the Infuse 4G, it’ll be lacking an HDMI port of some sort, but rather, it’ll stream stuff courtesy of its microUSB port via MHL.
Based on the recent leak, it’s looking as if the Hercules will be listed at the “over $350” category – albeit, it’s not known whether that is going to be its off or on-contract pricing. Still, we’d suspect it’s going to be the latter of the two. Sure it’s going to be some time before we see this one arriving on the scene, but it’s enough to get many people to start drooling over it.
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- Display 4.5" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1850 mAh
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it would be great if this found it's way into T-Mo's stock G-Series of phones.
posted on May 17, 2011, 3:30 PM 0
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"Basically, it’s best described as a Samsung Infuse 4G like handset, but it’s literally on steroids. It’ll be featuring things like...". literally on steroids??? really, they inject steroid in the phone...huh?JK! Awesome!!! T-mo got the LG G2X, will have the HTC Sensation and now this!!! T-Mobile is going Beast mode B4 the Merge, which i predict that will fail.
posted on May 17, 2011, 4:46 PM 1
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I dont know how it sounds like an "infuse" on steroids.. it sounds more like a secret code name for the SGS2. The specs are almost identical minus a few things which could be easily misreported by samsung/tmobile to throw you off. This does however coinside with the national launch of the 42mb/s network in the comming weeks. its been in testing in select markets and it should be launching by/before june. My guess, is its Tmobiles variant of the SGS2, misrepresented in specs, with 42mb/s connectivity. B-E-A-S-T-L-Y.
posted on May 17, 2011, 5:55 PM 2
has anybody heard of these rumors including a battery with better perfomance??? these companies keep upgrading everything besides the damn battery....WTF?!?
posted on May 17, 2011, 6:51 PM 1
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